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Rose downs Stefani in playoff at Congressional



Bethesda, MD (SportsNetwork.com) - Justin Rose parred the first playoff hole on Sunday to defeat Shawn Stefani and win the Quicken Loans National.

Rose and Stefani each carded a 1-under 70 during their final round at Congressional Country Club to finish the tournament at 4-under-par 280.

The duo then returned to the 18th hole for the playoff, where Rose found the fairway with his tee shot after Stefani hit his tee ball into the trees.

After receiving a line-of-sight relief because of a grandstand, Stefani hit his next shot into the water to the left of the green.

Rose then stuck his second onto the green and 2-putted for the par to collect his sixth career victory on the PGA Tour.

"I was excited to play this golf course this week. I really enjoy this type of golf and this type of test. I think it tested all of us," said Rose. "It was exactly what we all bargained for. It was a tough golf course coming here and I'm delighted."

Charley Hoffman (69) and Ben Martin (71) shared third place at 3-under, while Andres Romero (68), Brendan Steele (71) and Brendon Todd (71) shared fifth at minus-2.

With their finishes at this event, Stefani, Hoffman, Martin and Steele earned a spot in the British Open in three weeks.

Third-round leader Patrick Reed stumbled to a 6-over 77 during his final round to fall into a share of 11th place at even-par 284.

Reed entered the final round with a 2-stroke lead, but Leishman quickly cut into the advantage with a birdie at the first to pull within one at 5-under.

Reed answered with an 11-foot birdie putt at the first to reclaim his original lead, but then tripped to a 3-putt double-bogey at the second to fall to 5- under and into a tie with Leishman.

The tie did not last long, however, as Leishman bogeyed the third to hand Reed the outright lead. Reed then converted a short birdie effort at the third to reclaim a 2-shot lead.

After Todd birdied the seventh and Leishman birdied the fifth to move within one of the lead, Reed continued his up-and-down round with a bogey at the fourth to lose sole possession of the lead.

Reed would drop another shot at the fifth to fall to 4-under before Todd found the water off the tee at the par-3 10th en route to a double-bogey, leaving Leishman alone atop the leaderboard.

But he also could not hang on and 3-putted for bogey at the seventh to fall into a tie with Steele, Stefani and Reed at minus-4.

Seung-Yul Noh and Rose would make it 6-way tie for the lead before Reed rolled in a 4-foot birdie at the sixth to pull ahead.

Noh stuck his tee shot at the par-3 seventh to five feet and converted that birdie to also reach 5-under, but gave that shot right back at eighth as Reed birdied the eighth to move two clear of the field at 6-under.

Rose pulled within a shot of Reed with a 5-foot birdie at the 11th, but was quickly handed the outright lead when Reed double-bogeyed the 10th after finding water off the tee to fall to minus-4. Reed would also post a double- bogey at the 11th to fall further behind.

Stefani then snapped a streak of seven straight pars with a 14-foot birdie at the 16th to claim a share of the lead at 5-under.

Stefani was briefly handed the lead when Rose tripped to a bogey at the 18th, but Stefani bogeyed the 17th to also fall to minus-4 and failed to make a potential winning birdie putt at the 18th to force the playoff.

"I think Congressional got its reputation back after the U.S. Open for sure," Rose said. "I think it tested all of us for 4-under to win."

NOTES: This was the seventh playoff of the season and third in the last six events on the PGA Tour ... Rose now has at least one win on the PGA Tour in five straight seasons ... Rose also won this tournament in 2010 and joined Tiger Woods (2009, 2012) as the only multiple winner ... Reed had converted his first three third-round leads into a win ... Jordan Spieth finished in a tie for 12th place to earn his 15th top-25 finish in 19 starts this season.

06/29 20:13:54 ET

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